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21st Jun '17 3:27:31 AM Gaby007
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10129058/1/The-Snow-Queen-and-the-Ice-Demon The Snow Queen and the Ice Demon]]'' explains Elsa's [[AnIcePerson cryokinesis]] by making her Loki's daughter, whose Jotun blood attuns him to ice.
** The sequel ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12257555/9/The-Ice-Demon-and-the-Captain The Ice Demon and the Captain]]'' introduces Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, also descendents of Loki by their father Erik and possessed of latent powers. Erik and Pietro are also mentioned having inherited Elsa's MysticalWhiteHair.
17th Jun '17 2:25:07 PM petersohn
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* Invoked by the Bene Geserrit in ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', whose breeding program aims to produce the Kwisatz Haderach, a person with prescience. As it turns out in the sequels, this is GoneHorriblyRight, as said Kwisatz Haderach turns against them.
11th Jun '17 1:32:16 PM ultimomant
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has the [[spoiler: Ackerman]] family, who all gain superhuman physical ability in times of emotional distress. There's also an unusual case in which the superpower isn't so much an advantage as lacking a disadvantage; there is a power that can control people, but only works on particular bloodlines, with people sufficiently unrelated to those bloodlines to be immune being rare.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has the [[spoiler: Ackerman]] family, who all gain superhuman physical ability in times of emotional distress. There's also an unusual case in which the superpower isn't so much an advantage as lacking a disadvantage; there is a power that can control people, but only works on particular bloodlines, with people sufficiently unrelated to those bloodlines to be immune being rare. [[spoiler:Members of the Eldian race are the only ones that can become Titans and Titan Shifters.]]
9th Jun '17 9:15:46 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, all of the above (well, really all but #3). {{Mutants}} are people who have manifested (usually around age 14) powers based on a 'meta-gene complex' in their DNA. For unknown reasons (since no one understands why some people with this complex become mutants and others do not), children of mutants are much more likely to also become mutants. At the Whateley Academy (a [[SuperheroSchool high school for mutant kids]] set in scenic Dunwich New Hampshire), there are currently kids who have powers utterly unrelated to their parents' powers. But there is one girl who looks just like her mother used to, and has an exact copy of her mother's powers, right down to the ability to manifest something that looks like a big ol' flaming sword. There are also two students who are the kids of one of the world's most notorious supervillains, and they have his trademark forelock horns (along with his unattractive facial features), but different powers.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, all of the above (well, really all but #3). {{Mutants}} are people who have manifested (usually around age 14) powers based on a 'meta-gene complex' in their DNA. For unknown reasons (since no one understands why some people with this complex become mutants and others do not), children of mutants are much more likely to also become mutants. At the Whateley Academy (a [[SuperheroSchool high school for mutant kids]] set in scenic Dunwich New Hampshire), there are currently kids who have powers utterly unrelated to their parents' powers. But there is one girl who looks just like her mother used to, and has an exact copy of her mother's powers, right down to the ability to manifest something that looks like a big ol' flaming sword. There are also two students who are the kids of one of the world's most notorious supervillains, and they have his trademark forelock horns (along with his unattractive facial features), but different powers.
5th Jun '17 8:00:19 PM somebob
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* ''Series/TheThundermans'': Anyone who was born to superheroes or supervillains have superpowers that are varied and do not necessarily have to do with their parents' powers.
31st May '17 6:43:10 PM nombretomado
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** In ''YoungAvengers'', on the other hand, the "brothers" Tommy and Billy apparently got the same powers as [[spoiler:their "mother" Wanda ( it's complicated) and uncle Quicksilver - Tommy has superhuman speed and Billy can manipulate reality by expressing a desire for it. Any powers from their "father" the Vision seem to be nonexistent, possibly because Wanda "gave birth" to them herself]]. Cassie Lang shares the same growth powers as her father Scott, however this was from her stealing Pym particles and not inheritance (her father's superpowers weren't genetic). While Patriot has no powers from birth, he does get superhuman strength from his grandfather (formerly one of the Captain Americas) via blood transfusion. FF foe the Wizard is a MadScientist with no powers, but being around gravity-manipulating technology most of his life lets him have a daughter who controls gravity innately.

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** In ''YoungAvengers'', ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', on the other hand, the "brothers" Tommy and Billy apparently got the same powers as [[spoiler:their "mother" Wanda ( it's complicated) and uncle Quicksilver - Tommy has superhuman speed and Billy can manipulate reality by expressing a desire for it. Any powers from their "father" the Vision seem to be nonexistent, possibly because Wanda "gave birth" to them herself]]. Cassie Lang shares the same growth powers as her father Scott, however this was from her stealing Pym particles and not inheritance (her father's superpowers weren't genetic). While Patriot has no powers from birth, he does get superhuman strength from his grandfather (formerly one of the Captain Americas) via blood transfusion. FF foe the Wizard is a MadScientist with no powers, but being around gravity-manipulating technology most of his life lets him have a daughter who controls gravity innately.
31st May '17 6:06:54 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''YoungWizards'' series, wizardry is known to run in families, though it probably has more to do with inherited traits The Powers think make a good wizard more than any "wizardry gene" since the power has to be offered by them and accepted through the Wizards Oath. In Nita's family there's Dariane, her aunt and offscreen, her great-grandmother, all on her father's side.

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* In the ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, wizardry is known to run in families, though it probably has more to do with inherited traits The Powers think make a good wizard more than any "wizardry gene" since the power has to be offered by them and accepted through the Wizards Oath. In Nita's family there's Dariane, her aunt and offscreen, her great-grandmother, all on her father's side.
28th May '17 7:37:31 AM Drope
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Every Quirk (superpower) is hereditary, with a child having the potential to either inherit the power of one of their parents develop a whole new Quirk that is a combination of both powers. Being born without a Quirk is also possible, but rare.

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Every Quirk (superpower) is hereditary, with a child having the potential to either inherit the power of one of their parents (Type 1) or develop a whole new Quirk that is a combination of both powers.powers (Type 3). Being born without a Quirk is also possible, but rare.
28th May '17 7:32:53 AM Drope
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Every Quirk (superpower) is hereditary, with a child having the potential to either inherit the power of one of their parents develop a whole new Quirk that is a combination of both powers. Being born without a Quirk is also possible, but rare.
14th May '17 2:10:28 PM Abodos
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